« Back to articlePrint this article

How Winnie Harlow created history at Victoria's Secret show

Last updated on: November 12, 2018 13:01 IST

She came. She walked. She ruled the ramp.
Winnie Harlow, 24 is the first model with vitiligo to walk the Victoria's Secret ramp.

Every model dreams to walk the Victoria's Secret ramp some day.

Canadian model Winnie Harlow couldn't believe when she was picked to walk the VS ramp this year.

And guess what? She recently made history by becoming the first ever model with vitiligo to walk on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

'It means the world to me,' she spoke about her debut to

'Victoria's Secret might be the biggest show there is because of how many people are able to watch it around the world, so to be a part of diversifying the Victoria’s Secret Angel landscape is a true honor that I’m so proud of,' Harlow said.

'Any step towards a truly equal and diverse modeling industry is great, but for a huge brand like Victoria’s Secret to include me as a model with vitiligo is a huge step to normalising it in the entire industry,' the 24-yr-old added.

Winnie Harlow has been an inspiring figure and spokesperson for vitiligo, a long-term condition where you develop patches of white skin on your body.

Check out these pictures from the show.

Winnie Harlow

Winnie dazzled in a pink lingerie with feathers as she marked her debut on the show.  Photograph: Noam Galai/Getty Images

Winnie Harlow

To complement her silver camisole, she wore matching accessories too. Photograph: Noam Galai/Getty Images

Winnie Harlow

She changed into a floral catsuit for her second appearance on the ramp.
(L-R) Yasmin Wijnaldum, Barbara Palvin, Winnie Harlow, Sui He, Bella Hadid, and Lameka Fox walk the runway. 
Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images 

Winnie Harlow

Here she is twinning with fellow model Gigi Hadid. Photograph: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images